Ledley hopes Cardiff cause shock

20 January 2009 07:18
"We are unbeaten in 10 games and the boys are flying. Confidence is high... we will be trying to win against Arsenal." Cardiff's most famous win over the Gunners came in 1927 when they became the only team to take the world's most famous domestic trophy outside of England with a 1-0 win at Wembley. Cardiff were then one of the top teams in the Football League but now they are battling for a place back in the top flight. Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are one of European football's giants, winning the Premier League and FA Cup four times since the Frenchman took charge in 1996. But since winning the 2005 FA Cup in Cardiff - beating Manchester United on penalties - Arsenal have suffered a trophy-less period - barren by their standards. Wenger's team are regulars in the Premier League's top four places, but this year they are struggling to make their mark. "Some people are telling me that they are not playing well and their players are not on song," said Cardiff boss Dave Jones. "But they're fifth in the Premier League." Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd started his career at Arsenal before Wenger released him in 2000 and he admits playing his old club is a "great bonus." "It will be a big test for us," said Bothroyd. "Everyone is looking forward to it and as long as we give a good account ourselves we'll be happy. "They're the Premier League side and are expected to win so we've got nothing to lose." Meanwhile, Cardiff have sold the remaining tickets for Sunday's clash at Ninian Park, with a crowd of just over 20,000 expected.

Source: BBC_Sport